A mysterious unknown object, that many researchers claim is an ‘alien probe’, is set to fly past Earth in 2017. The strange object which is now known as (1991VG) was first spotted way back in November 1991 by astronomer James Scotti at the University of Arizona.
The object, only about 10 meters in diameter, exhibited strange properties that raised the astronomer’s suspicion. It moved faster than expected for a space object its size, and had an unusually fast rate of rotation. It also exhibited an anomalous pattern of brightness variation that suggested it was not an ordinary main-belt asteroid.
We looked into all the possibilities for it being man-made, ” Scotti told Motherboard. ‘There were a few possible spacecraft and rocket bodies that might be 1991 VG.’ ‘But when we looked into it further, we were able to eliminate each of them.’ This strange object shows an unusual rapid rate of rotation and its brightness appears to fluctuate. This behaviour, has never been seen before from any asteroid of its size.